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Latest news on WCEN projects, events in the community, current news and blogs from WCEN workers and those in our Network.

I work as a consultant in the leadership and organisational development team at The King’s Fund, and for the past eight months have been on secondment at Forward Thinking Birmingham – an innovative mental health partnership seeking to transform mental health provision for young people. My role has involved supporting the organisation with team integration

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Overview Financial pressures on the NHS are severe and show no sign of easing. However, we know relatively little about their impact on patient care. This study sought to investigate the impact of financial pressures in four very different areas of the health service: genito-urinary medicine (GUM), district nursing, elective hip replacement and neonatal services.

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Background The Wider Determinants of Health tool aims to provide the public health system with intelligence regarding the wider determinants of health to help improve population health and reduce health inequalities. The tool contains seven domains: the natural and built environment, work and the labour market, vulnerability, income, crime, education and the set of Marmot

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Charity says governments should place a stronger emphasis on suicide prevention as an inequality issue The state of the British economy, including low incomes, job insecurity, zero-hours contracts, unmanageable debts and poor housing, is putting people at increased risk of suicide, according to a report by the Samaritans. The report, Dying from Inequality, says there

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Baroness McGregor-Smith has urged large employers to drive the agenda for improved diversity and inclusion in the workplace GDP could increase by up to 1.3 per cent a year if workers from BME backgrounds progressed at the same rate as their white colleagues Businesses with more than 50 employees urged to publish breakdown of workforce by

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Come together: Lessons from Bedford on reaching out to Britain’s most isolated minorities The town of Bedford is an ideal case study of migrant integration at work in the UK, offering examples both of successful policies and good community relations, and of the barriers that prevent certain groups from successfully integrating. This report presents the evidence

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